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Postdoc #2: Polar ice, fluid dynamics & carbon

Apply by July 1st, 2024

Closing Date: July 1st, 2024

Investigate how ice sheets impact fluid dynamics beyond present-day ice margins in Antarctica and/or Greenland and their potential impacts on ocean carbon cycling.


We are looking for a new colleague to join the friendly iC3 team in Tromsø, the capital of Arctic Norway, for a three-year fixed term postdoctoral position. The overall aim of the project is to constrain the impact of glacial dynamics on fluid transport and release beyond present day ice sheet-margins in Antarctica and/or Greenland and their potential impacts on ocean carbon cycling. The researcher will have the opportunity to join multidisciplinary programs and research cruise(s).

DEADLINE EXTENDED: The deadline for applications is July 1st, 2024.

NOTE: iC3 is currently advertising two different postdoctoral job vacancies.

Candidate profile

The applicant for this postdoctoral job vacancy must document significant experience with seismic data processing and interpretation, as well as integrated geophysical and geological data analyses. Knowledge in geostatistics and numerical modeling would be highly beneficial, as would experience with fluid flow systems on continental margins and glacial dynamics.

This postdoctoral position is open to qualified applicants of all nationalities. Applicants must have submitted their PhD thesis before the application deadline.

Polar geophysics

Ice sheet fluctuations across high latitude continental margins are associated with complex geological and physical transformations (e.g. erosion, sedimentation, glacial isostatic adjustments, fracturing, pressure and temperature variations). These transformations impact continental margin hydrology (groundwater) and fluid flow regimes as evidence by post-glacial destabilization of sub-seabed gas hydrates, release of shallow methane stores and discharge of isotopically lighter pore fluids in groundwater releases from now-deglaciated continental margins. The processes involved and the timescales at which they operate, however, remain poorly investigated.

We seek a motivated geophysicist who will integrate geophysical and geological datasets to:

1) Explore the potential to apply advanced geophysical data analyses to document glacially induced sub-surface fluid transport beyond the present-day ice-margins.

2) Constrain the processes and timescales involved in such fluid transport.

3) Build up conceptual models of ice sheet influenced fluid transport and release and its impact on ocean carbon cycling, suitable for implementation in numerical simulations of sub-seabed fluid flow processes.

The post-doctoral fellow will be affiliated with Research Unit 4 within iC3, which studies how past changes in ice sheets affect the global carbon cycle and marine ecosystems.

The postdoctoral fellow is expected to be involved in all aspects of the research, including study design, planning, conducting research, data analyses, and publishing results.

About the iC3 polar research centre

The Centre for ice, Cryosphere, Carbon and Climate (iC3) produces ground-breaking insights into how the links between ice sheets, carbon cycles and ocean ecosystems are impacting life on earth.

iC3 is based at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, the top university worldwide in terms of Arctic research output, and is partnered with the Norwegian Polar Institute and NORCE. Our team has access to world-class facilities including Arctic and Antarctic research stations, ice-going research vessels and in-house laboratory and modelling capacity.

We offer a friendly and supportive working environment to postdoctoral researchers who are passionate about polar science, have a strong work ethic, and share our commitment to teamwork and scientific excellence. Training and supporting the next generation of interdisciplinary polar scientists is a core part of our mission. iC3 has a dedicated mentorship and graduate training program. We actively help postdoctoral fellows to gain new skills, secure grant funding, get their research published, and build their professional networks.

How to apply

iC3 welcomes enquiries about this postdoctoral position from prospective applicants. All applications must be submitted through the Jobbnorge website.

Please note that you must meet all requirements listed under “This position requires” and submit all materials listed under “Your application must include” or we will be forced to discard your application.

Department for Geosciences UiT The Arctic University of Norway Dramsvegen 201 9014, Tromsø Norway

Dr Terri Souster

iC3 Centre Manager

Till Bruckner

Communications Advisor

iC3: Centre for ice, Cryosphere, Carbon and Climate is funded by the Research Council of Norway through its Centres of Excellence funding scheme, grant number 332635.

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